Prawn in Thai Chilli Sauce
Ideal for a rainy day!
200 gm shrimp marinated for half an hour
2 Tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
2 Dry red chilies chopped finely
6-7 Cloves finely chopped garlic
1 Small red onion
1/4 Teaspoon Thai shrimp paste (Available at a specialty/gourmet food store
1/4 Teaspoon ginger paste
50 gm green beans
2 spring onions for garnish
For the marinade
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon sugar
1 Teaspoon red chili paste
2 Teaspoon Ketchup
1 Teaspoon Oyster mushroom sauce
1 Teaspoon vinegar
Heat the oil, add all the ingredients except beans, prawns and spring onions. Saute for 2 mins till the smell of raw shrimp paste has left the wok. Now add green beans and cook till half done. Add the prawns and cook till tender. Do not over cook the prawns, this should take 4-5 mins on a low flame. Lastly add spring onions and serve hot.
Vegetarians could make this using deep fried firm tofu cut into cubes. Skip the marination and add all the ingredients to the oil and stir fry on medium heat adding the fried tofu and spring onions last.